Green Gift Idea for the Holidays from The Trustees of Reservations Consider Giving Someone a “Green Gift Membership”

A Gift that Keeps on Giving Throughout the Year

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Noanet WoodlandsSharon, MANovember 2012 – “Green” gift giving continues to be an increasingly popular trend among people looking for meaningful, thoughtful gifts that also give back. As you think about gift ideas for family and friends this season, The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest statewide land conservation organization, suggest the idea of a “green gift membership” – a gift that not only shares your passion for nature, culture, the outdoors and protecting open space, but keeps on giving throughout the year.

Francis William Bird Park“We are pleased to see a consistent growth in gift memberships since we have been offering them over the last few years,” says Laurie O’Reilly, Director of Marketing and Membership. “Many of our supporters have appreciated knowing they can give a meaningful gift that also supports one of their favorite non-profit organizations.”

A Trustees of Reservations green gift Membership is the perfect gift for someone who loves the outdoors and also enjoys visiting, preserving, and protecting the scenic and historic landscapes and landmarks that define the character of our communities in Massachusetts. Starting as low as $47 for individual members ($37 for students and seniors, $67 for families), a gift membership to The Trustees includes:

  • Free/reduced admission to 108 Trustees properties (including popular destinations like Bird Park in Walpole, the Noanet Woodlands or Powisset Farm in Dover, the Old Manse in Concord, The Crane Estate in Ipswich, World’s End in Hingham, and Cape Poge on Martha’s Vineyard)
  • Discounts on stays at Trustees bed & breakfasts (The Inn at Castle Hill in Ipswich and the Guest House at Field Farm in Williamstown)
  • Discounted fees for the hundreds of events, programs, lectures and workshop the Trustees offer year-round, for all ages
  • The Trustees Property Guide, a 224-page guidebook to the organization’s 108 reservations—available exclusively to members
  • A year’s subscription to our quarterly member magazine, Special Places, which will keep you up-to-date on important conservation, nature, history, cultural, and environmentally-important topics and events; and,
  • In addition, if you purchase a gift membership for $125 or above, your gift recipient will also receive a special limited edition Trustees long-sleeve jean shirt. For more details and to ensure holiday delivery, please order gift memberships by December 14 at: 978.921.1944 online at

More about The Trustees of Reservations
The Trustees of Reservations is the nation’s oldest statewide land conservation organization founded by open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891 to “hold in trust” and care for properties of scenic, cultural and natural significance. Supported by members, donors and thousands of volunteers, The Trustees own and manage 108 spectacular “reservations” located throughout Massachusetts for current and future generations to enjoy.

The Trustees work to promote healthy, active, and green communities locally and around the state by providing hundreds of year-round programs, events and engagement opportunities for all ages. Most property entry fees, programs and events are free-of-charge or discounted for members.

Accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, The Trustees are an established leader in the conservation movement and model for other land trusts nationally and internationally. One of the largest nonprofits in Massachusetts, The Trustees employ 150 full-time, 49 regular part-time, and 400 seasonal staff with expertise in ecology, education, historic resources, land protection, conservation, land management, and planning. To find out more or to become a member or volunteer, please contact